Trigg cafe Yelo found not guilty of planning breach in fight against City of Stirling

Yelo cafe.
Yelo cafe.

POPULAR Trigg cafe Yelo has been found not guilty of breaching planning regulations in their lengthy legal dispute against the City of Stirling.

The City of Stirling was ordered to pay $33,000 in court costs to the business this morning at Perth Magistrates Court.

Lawyer John Prior said Magistrate Richard Bayly took an hour and a half to provide detailed reasons for the ruling.

Magistrate Bayly acquitted owner Michael Pond of the charge and said the City needed to pay the court costs for the five-day trial.

Last year, the City took the business to court for alleged breaches of take-away planning regulations as they claimed customers consumed food and beverages on the premises.

In 2012, Yelo applied for another licence that was denied by the City because there was a parking shortfall in the area.

Regulars backed the popular beachfront coffee spot, wearing Yelo T-shirts and hats in support of the business throughout the trial.

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